Exploring the connection between culture and broader goals of human development, Christiaan De Beukelaer in this book focuses on cultural and creative industries in what is commonly referred to as ‘developing countries’. Christiaan De Beukelaer offers a thorough exploration of how the concepts of cultural and creative industries are constructed and implemented across African countries and evaluates various policy implications of his findings. Combining an empirical study of the cultural industries of Africa with an understanding towards broader insights regarding global implications of the European debate surrounding creative industries, De Beukelaer’s work will greatly benefit our thinking on cultural policy.

The Open Access PDF is available on author’s Academia profile and on the website of the European Cultural Foundation.